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Autistic Kids & Making Friends

My son had to be taught friendship skills explicitly, and now he has a few true friends.

Photo by Alexandr Podvalny on Unsplash

If your neurodivergent kid is struggling with making friends, read Chin Up, Little Man, a poem by Adrienne Parkhurst. I was in tears. It brought back a flood of memories — my own, and from my son’s early years. Watching my preschooler at the playground was…

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